Wisconsin Master Naturalist

COVID-19 Update: UW-Madison Extension and our Master Naturalist Program have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus. At this point, the Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainings beginning after June 1, 2020 are still moving forward as planned. This is an ever-changing situation; we will continue to monitor it, follow best practice guidelines, and update the website as it relates to these Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainings.

While staying safe at home, the following activities are encouraged:

  • Online advanced training opportunities.
  • Volunteerism that can be done from home, including working with your volunteer organizations to create digital content and programming, such as virtual tours and experiences; newsletter creation; social media updates; and similar safe at home activities. Master Naturalists, please log into the Portal for volunteer opportunities available during this unique time.
  • Using online technology to meet and strategize with your volunteer organizations and fellow volunteers.


The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program supports a network of well-informed volunteers and instructors dedicated to conservation service, leadership, and lifelong learning. Through expert-led trainings out in nature and in the classroom, Master Naturalists are equipped to address environmental challenges facing the state. Make a positive impact through stewardship, citizen science, and educational activities. Join us today!

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Trainings are announced in January each year.

April 23 - May 16, 2020

Friends of Capital Springs Recreati...

May 2 - June 14, 2020

The Prairie Enthusiasts

June 6 - November 21, 2020

St. Croix County, Carpenter Nature ...

June 19 - July 11, 2020

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conserva...

June 22 - June 27, 2020

Trees for Tomorrow

July 8 - August 12, 2020

Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills Center, ...

July 11 - August 15, 2020

Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Pa...

July 13 - July 19, 2020

Welty Environmental Center

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